Huntsman continues to stake his claim on rationality, poll results show effectiveness of *that* strategy

CNN Political Ticker http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/19/huntsman-decries-debt-debate-lunacy/?hpt=hp_bn4

Considering the impact of the nation’s economy on world markets, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate said he couldn’t fathom how Republican colleagues discussed the possibility of defaulting on the country’s debt during the heated debate surrounding whether the borrowing limit should be increased.

“I thought it was the height of irresponsibility,” he said. “We’re 25 percent of the world’s GDP. The United States of America that has never defaulted before—just let it go over a cliff—you can imagine what the marketplace would have done in response,” Huntsman continued.

“The marketplace is trashing everybody right now, assets are underwater…you can only imagine what this country would look like today if we had defaulted. It was complete lunacy for people to even talk about that.”

Pretty soon he’s going to start doing math and showing people how political consensus can result is tangible results (hint: CHINA).

Then he’ll drop out and support his cousin and take his place in line.  

Jon Huntsman coming to realize he is running in the wrong primary

N.H. Republicans slam Jon Huntsman’s push for illegals’ rights – BostonHerald.com http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1339432&srvc=rss

Doesn’t he know Republicans no longer support “human” rights, only God-given American rights, like who to marry.

“I think these positions certainly set him apart from most others in the (GOP) field,” said Josh Dorner, spokesman for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. “We want to make sure that everyone is aware of some of the really important progressive issues in his past … which we think are something to be proud of.”

Huntsman also is facing questions from Republicans regarding his ambassadorship to China. “One of the most damaging things to him … is that he served in the Obama administration,” said Andrew Hemingway of the Republican Liberty Caucus in New Hampshire. “That is a really hard thing for a lot of people.”

Oh jeez, this is going to get ugly.

The funny this about it is, for me personally, Huntsman is just the type of Republican I could vote for, one with a somewhat rational policy agenda.  

The idea that serving our country is somehow a detriment is also somewhat baffling (if one wasn’t aware of the current Tea Party bias in the primary part of the GOP).